EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will Digital Exhibition Now Available Online

Georgia State University and Emory University, in collaboration with the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announce the online exhibition EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will

Developed by the CDC Museum in 2017, EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will explores the history of Ebola in West Africa, 2014-2016, and how CDC, global partners, governments, organizations, and individuals came together to stop an epidemic.

The digital format of this in-depth exhibition allows access to wider audiences, and enriches the experience with additional features, such as relevant documents and oral histories, a virtual tour, 3D objects, and interactive maps. Relevant lesson plans and curriculums will be added as they are developed.  

Exploring the 2014-16 Ebola epidemic and the global response resonates today in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges and lessons learned from Ebola echo in the current response, such as contact tracing, the importance of infection and prevention control, and training healthcare workers.

EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will was collaboratively produced by a team of faculty, staff, and students from three different institutions in Atlanta: the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Georgia State University, and Emory University. This includes Pitts Theology Library’s own Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Spencer Roberts!

For further information, please contact Brennan Collins (brennan [at] gsu [dot] edu) at GSU and Spencer Roberts (swroberts [at] emory [dot] edu) at Emory.